Talk:AMD Catalyst

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I love you guys for putting this wiki entry together and maintaining the repositories with the Catalyst driver and the patched mplayer with support for hardware acceleration. It would have taken me many, many hours to make it work as flawlessly as it does.

Foutrelis 06:11, 21 June 2010 (EDT)

XvBA-Video Repository

Note to editors: DO NOT REMOVE that since it works and helps users getting it working!


Why keep it around if the information is obsolete now?

Foutrelis 15:35, 18 August 2010 (EDT)

deleted note on nomodeset warning

the nomodeset option si mandatory using catalyst, cause this driver doesn't support kms. The note is useless. 4javier 07:50, 25 April 2011 (EDT)

Binary blob modifications

Using Catalyst 11.8 with kernel 3.0 appears to be broken, at least as far as the built-in scripts are concerned. Anyone have issue with additional instructions in the wiki as I get it working? Initial experimentation shows the generated module is at least partially usable. Tweaks to the scripts may make it usable again (until AMD updates the process). I know this article has been helpful to me since before I even started using Arch, and hope it can ease the headache of others. --T1nk3r3r 02:23, 16 September 2011 (EDT)

Why broken? By 'built-in scripts' you mean those from originall AMD's installer? I'm asking cuz i don't have any problems, and now i'm using 3.1-rc6 --Vi0L0 10:32, 18 September 2011 (EDT)
Yes, I use *only* the original installer. I am referring to the scripts. And I have it working now. --T1nk3r3r 01:55, 19 September 2011 (EDT)

Update 'Catalyst#Unofficial_repositories' installation instructions

It appears to me that these instructions are incoherent. For example, the heading 'Catalyst#Xorg-server_repositories' (correctly) states that xorg-server 1.10 is the last line supported by catalyst at the moment, while the heading 'Catalyst#.5Bcatalyst.5D_repository' doesn't mention this clearly. The installation instructions also don't reflect the current steps needed to successfully install catalyst.

My suggestion is to change the text under the heading 'Catalyst#.5Bcatalyst.5D_repository' as follows:

'There is a repository called [catalyst] which contains newest stable catalyst driver and some additional packages like a patched xorg-server. This repository should always work with the stock kernel from [core] and it is updated most frequently. The catalyst driver currently requires xorg-server<1.11.0 though.

To use it you need: 1.) Edit /etc/pacman.conf and add those lines above all other repositories (above [core] and [extra]:

[xorg110]
Server = http://catalyst.apocalypsus.net/repo/xorg110/$arch 

[catalyst]
Server = http://catalyst.apocalypsus.net/repo/catalyst/$arch

--Turris 08:29, 5 November 2011 (EDT)

Done, thanks. --Vi0L0 12:56, 5 November 2011 (EDT)
No problem. What about
[xorg110]
Server = http://catalyst.apocalypsus.net/repo/xorg110/$arch 

[catalyst]
Server = http://catalyst.apocalypsus.net/repo/catalyst/$arch 
though?

The "unofficial repository" instructions seem to be creeping up to the main Installation header, and it is not clear what applies where. The whole of the article needs to remain neutral in tone, and allow the reader decide which method to use. I separated Installation and Configuration as I thought the various methods had common ground when editing *.conf files... T1nk3r3r 04:50, 19 December 2011 (EST)

I've also reworded both the intro to this article and to ATI, to make them look more coherent with each other. -- Kynikos 06:22, 20 December 2011 (EST)
I feel that the Overviews are too long-winded and would benefit from a separate Introduction after reviewing wiki standards. The placement of a link to AUR creates the illusion that there is no other place to find the official driver, and implies bias. And references solely to ATI create confusion as AMD is phasing out the ATI brand, retaining only colors and logo templates. My biggest complaint is blatant reference to subsections under the main Installation header, promoting bias toward a method. This is a wiki page, it should be written as such. T1nk3r3r 12:17, 20 December 2011 (EST) https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Help:Editing#Tone.2C_layout.2C_and_style
Well, I concur with your observations: as you've written, "this is a wiki page", so if you have a good plan for reorganizing this article (and also ATI?) you can go and apply it, just make sure you comply with the style rules, especially explaining your edits well in the edit Summary and trying to split your changes in as many edits as possible :) -- Kynikos 11:36, 21 December 2011 (EST)

HD 6870

I think the problems with Radeon HD 6870 are outdated, I use that graphics card and I didn't have any problems at all, even OpenCL works fine. -- Lykos42 14:04, 14 March 2012 (EDT)

Added Template:Accuracy, please next time don't be afraid of adding status templates by yourself :) -- Kynikos 07:59, 15 March 2012 (EDT)

I cannot speak for speak for the HD 6870 but I can confirm that the problem still exists for the E-350 (APU with a HD 6310), and that the posted solution works if the device name is changed (and perhaps without changing it, I didn't test). I have therfore removed the disputed banner and generalized the answer. (As is suspect the fix works for virtually any "unsupported" device). If someone could confirm the naming scheme for the Xorg identifier I would appreciate it. --Eric Vuhl (talk) 12:19, 21 July 2012 (UTC)